The New Pornographers concert at Calvin College has been canceled because of the band’s name.
The college released a statement explaining, “after weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band’s name was impossible to explain to many. The band’s name, to some, is mistakenly associated with pornography. Consequently, Calvin, to some, was mistakenly associated with pornography. Neither the college nor the band endorses pornography.”
“Hello, Box Office? Yes…could you please explain ‘irony’ to me?”
I was born in Grand Rapids. Even my Navy-serving, anti-hippie Dad couldn’t wait to get the fuck out of that backwoods douchecluster. And we’re all thankful for that, Pops! Glad to see they’re staying true to form.
In other news, “The New Intolerant Humorless Creationists” will be playing a 3-night run at Calvin Fieldhouse Complex. Stay tuned. This may or may not be a Dan Bejar side-project.